MM05: “ED’S REALLY BIG BEATLE BLASTS”

Beatles Ed's Really Big Beatles Blast blu

Beatles Ed's Really Big Beatles Blast blu b

 

 

Beatles Ed's Really Big Beatles Blast

Beatles Ed's Really Big Beatles Blast b

 

The blue version seems to be less common than the black one. On a good day, this title can achieve $75 at auction but it has achieved significantly less as well.

USA: 1978

This release marked the change from a small time “boutique” bootleg label selling out of one record store to a nationally and finally internationally known label with matching production volumes.

Matrix (Run-out Side A, etched): MM-05-1
Matrix (Run-out Side B, etched): MM05-2

The 1964 Ed Sullivan Shows had first appeared on the first volume of the Renaissance Minstrels series in 1970  and in 1973 was copied on one side of Contraband’s Abbey Road Revisited in worse quality (CBM 3907). The whole series, which turned into pure pirate releases presenting only officially released 45’s on vols. 3 & 4, was copied and repressed so many times by other labels including major players TMOQ and Wizardo, it’s almost impossible to keep track.

Beatles Ren Minst 725

Beatles Ren Minst 725 b

Bearing the number ‘#725’ on the insert, it appears to be a WCF product, except that the number clashes with their later release LEON RUSSELL – Live At Anaheim Calif

Russell Anaheim

The big difference between RENAISSANCE MINSTRELS volume I and the Melvin title is that the earlier album not only mixed up both performances from the 9th and 16th of February, they also artificially extended almost every song by repeating verses in order to make them longer (I assume the bootlegger(s) felt cheap offering an album with only a little over 11 minutes on side one and under 10 for side two).

So in a way, Melvin presents this material for the first time. In addition, the three songs from February 23rd make their debut here.

Ed Sullivan Show, Feb 9 1964:
A1 Ed’s Intro
A2 All My Loving
A3 Till There Was You
A4 She Loves You
A5 Ed’s Intro
A6 I Saw Her Standing There
A7 I Want To Hold Your Hand
A8 Ed’s Outro

Ed Sullivan Show, Feb 16 1964:
A9 She Loves You
A10 This Boy
A11 All My Loving
Side 2 – continued: Ed Sullivan Show, Feb 16 1964:
B1 Ed’s Intro
B2 I Saw Her Standing There
B3 From Me To You
B4 I Want To Hold Your Hand
B5 Ed’s Outro

Ed Sullivan Show, Feb 23 1964:
B6 Ed’s Intro
B7 Twist & Shout
B8 Please Please Me
B9 I Want To Hold Your Hand

 

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In 1980, as it was simply the only way to obtain the Ed Sullivan material at this time, MM06 was copied as ZAP 0514 under a slightly different title. I used to believe this peculiar looking release with the wrap around insert and one-sided rainbow label was made in Japan but now I’m not so sure anymore.

Beatles EDSSCBSTVST 2

Beatles EDSSCBSTVST

Beatles EDSSCBSTVST b

Beatles EDSSCBSTVST lbl

Beatles EDSSCBSTVST lbl 2

 

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